Toured by Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand
21 February – 26 April, 2020
‘Remembering Rodin’, showcases New Zealand’s most significant Rodin sculpture, Eve.
Eve was completed by the French Master sculptor in 1882 and 15 bronze copies were cast from it in 1959 (one of which was purchased by the National Museum of New Zealand, now Te Papa).
The bronze is 75cm tall and weighs 22 kg.
The sculpture comes to the gallery from Te Papa Tongarewa’s collection. The exhibition includes a lithographic portrait of Rodin(1914) by his famous contemporary Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and a rare leather-bound edition of Gustav Coquiot’s Rodin (Paris 1915) with 15 hand-tipped photographs.
A short video accompanying the exhibition tells the story of Eve and the process of casting the bronzes.